|Relatives||Wife, son, daughter|
Rend (Japanese: レンド) is a character in the Pokémon RéBURST manga. He is an old friend of Ryouga's father, Garyuu, and fought alongside him in the past.
Rend is a mysterious man with a somewhat goofy personality. He seems to be well respected in his village, as shown when the villagers are seen breaking up a fight at his request. He has a tendency to start laughing, even when he is fighting someone he believes to be an enemy.
Despite his quirks, Rend is very knowledgeable about the mechanics of Burst and even knows how to send a person inside of a Burst Heart.
Rend first appears in his village where he stops one of the residents from beating up Yappy. After Yappy is put down, the Compass of Light he is holding reacts to Rend, revealing him to be an owner of a Burst Heart; Yappy then decides to follow the man. After sneaking around, Yappy notices that Rend has disappeared after walking into an alley. Suddenly, Rend appears behind Yappy, reveals his Burst form, a Boldore, and proceeds to attack him.
Before any damage can be done, Yappy is found by an angry Ryouga. Furious at Yappy for stealing the Compass Ryouga kicks him in the face and goes to battle against Rend. The two have a short battle where Rend eventually overwhelms Ryouga with his powerful techniques and deals a powerful strike to Ryouga, defeating him. Rend reveals that he knows Ryouga's father, Garyuu, and offers to train Ryouga in gaining better control over his Burst.
Ryouga, Miruto, and Yappy are all invited to his house and they stay the night there. The next day, Ryouga begins his training; Rend, in his Burst form, deals a powerful blow to the back of Ryouga's head, knocking him unconscious. He reveals that he did so in order to actually send Ryouga inside of his own Burst Heart and while the boy treks inside, Rend reveals that he and Garyuu had fought Great Gavel in the past.
After Ryouga finishes his training and wakes up, Rend decides to have a sparring match with him in order to test his newly obtained strength. Ryouga proves to be several times stronger thanks to him connecting with his Zekrom. Suddenly, Rend is shot in the back by one of the Seven Warriors of Great Gavel, Zengai, and is knocked unconscious while the man attempts to steal his Burst Heart. With his new powers, Ryouga easily blasts away Zengai and takes Rend to his home so he can be healed. Rend soon wakes up and finds his children and wife worrying about him. After a talk with Ryouga, Rend decides to entrust his Burst Heart to him and they say their goodbyes.
|Boldore is Rend's only known Pokémon. Rend uses Boldore to Burst, allowing him to use the abilities that Boldore possesses. After Ryouga finishes his training, Rend gives him the Burst Heart containing his Boldore.|
|Debut||The Compass's Whereabouts|
As a user of Burst, Rend can use many of the abilities of the Pokémon he combines with, his Boldore. With the power of Boldore, he can control the earth, allowing him to create powerful weapons with stones. His defense is powerful enough to allow him to easily take a hit with stride and counterattack as if nothing had hit him at all. Though his defense is great, it can be broken if the attack he takes is powerful enough.
Rolling Stone (Japanese: 回転岩石, literally Revolution Rock, read as ローリングストーン, Rolling Stone). Rend roars loudly and glows with energy, causing rocks to rise up from the ground and combine into a large boulder. Rend then causes the boulder to spin and drops it down on his opponent.
|Japanese||レンド Rend||Possibly from "rend", meaning to forcibly tear or split apart.|
|Pokémon RéBURST Characters|
|Ryouga • Miruto • Yappy • Karuta • Rug • Rūkamu|
Rend • Garyu • Arcades • Sabin • Fraud • Pauline
Yaza • Zengai • Hariru • Hilgreitz • Carola • Shin
Kigyan • Lukov • Toga • Amu • Ganku • Rovy
|This article is part of both Project Manga and Project CharacterDex, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Manga and CharacterDex, respectively.|